Optimist Festival – Intermediate and Senior Recap

Congratulations to all Intermediate/Senior students from PSSD East and West who took part in the Regina Optimist Festival this past Thursday and Friday. Both groups played really well and got a silver recommendation from the adjudicators.

The Intermediates and Seniors both got to work with outstanding Clinicians in Frank Tracz and Gillian MacKay

Please find below the Adjudicators reports: (recordings coming soon)

Senior Adjudicator Comments:

Intermediate Adjudicator Comments: 

 

Seniors have left Regina

UPDATE: 6:25 – We have dropped off in Dundurn and are enroute to Clavet. ETA 6:45

5:58 – We are running 20 minutes behind. Just at Kenaston.

It is 4:26 and we are approaching Lumsden

Watch this space for updates.

Intermediate Notes for Tomorrow

The Intermediate Regina Trip is upon us.

Just a few further reminders:

  • Students need food for lunch and supper as we will be back late in the evening
  • Students should dress casual for the morning/Laser tag – all students will get changed into concert dress at the concert hall.
  • There will be travel updates on the blogsite for our return time
  • Concert Polo Shirts are provided but students must have concert pants/long skirt and black shoes/socks.
  • Mr. Martin can be contacted at 306-281-9930

Look forward to seeing everyone in the morning!

Optimist Festival Reminders – Chaperones wanted.

Hello,

Hoping everyone had a great weekend. Optimist Festival in Regina is this coming Thursday (Intermediate Band) and Friday (Senior Band).

Please make sure permission slips have been handed in by this Wednesdays division band rehearsal (see previous posts for permission slips)

All band fees must be paid to take part in Laser Tag (included in the band fee) please see the attached form: Band-fees-form-2016-17

We also require Parent Chaperones for both Thursday and Friday if anyone is available/interested please contact Mr. Martin  –  will.martin@spiritsd.ca

 

Senior Division Band – Regina Optimist Festival, Friday March 24th

Dear Senior Division Band Students, Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached letter and return the permission form to Mr. Martin/Ms. Ward ASAP.

Optimist Seniors Permission Form

The annual Regina Optimist Festival is again upon us and the Prairie Spirit East Senior Winds will be combining with our West Band, travelling down to take part in the prestigious festival on Friday March 24th. All students will also be taking part in Laser Tag which is paid for with the student band fee (see attached if band fees have not been paid)

Students will be bussed to Regina and returned back from two pick up points:

  Leaving:               Returning

       Clavet School:                 7:00am                6:30pm

Dundurn School              7:30am                6:00pm

  • Aberdeen, Allan, Clavet and Colonsay students will need to meet at Clavet
  • SCP, Hanley and Dundurn Students will meet in Dundurn
  • Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
  • When: Friday March 24th performing at 2:45pm
  • What to Bring: Packed lunch, Snack for return ride, Instruments, Music, Uniform, Pencil, Homework for the bus
  • Uniform: Black Pants, long Skirt, White Shirts, Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks. Vests/ties will be given out.

Schedule:

Senior Winds (East)

Friday, March 24th Senior Performance 2:45pm

  • 7:00am Pick up in Clavet Intermediate
  • 7:30am Pick up at Dundurn Gas station
  • 9:40am – arrive at Lazer Tag
  • 10am -11:30am – Laser tag – Dress appropriately
  • 11:40am – Move to Festival
  • 12:00pm – Lunch Concert (University of Regina Winds)
  • 1:00pm – Lunch/Listen to other performances
  • 1:45pm Warm up
  • 2:45pm – Performance
  • 3:00pm – Clinic
  • 3:45pm – Return Home
  • 6:00pm – Drop off Dundurn
  • 6:30pm – Drop off Clavet

Performance Pieces

Flourish for Wind Band…………….Ralph.Vaughan Williams

Resplendent Light……………………Tyler. S. Grant

Intermediate Division Band – Optimist Festival, Regina Performance – March 23rd

Dear Intermediate Division Band Students, Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached letter and return permission slip ASAP to Mr.Martin/Ms. Wist:   Optimist intermediates 17

The annual Regina Optimist Festival is again upon us and the Prairie Spirit East Intermediate Winds will be combining with our West Band, travelling down to take part in the prestigious festival on Thursday March 23rd. All students will also be taking part in Laser Tag which is paid for with the student band fee (see attached if band fees have not been paid)

Students will be bussed to Regina and returned back from two pick up points:

  Leaving:               Returning

       Clavet School:                 7:45am                 8:45pm

Dundurn School              8:15am                  8:15pm

  • Aberdeen, Allan, Clavet and Colonsay students will need to meet at Clavet
  • SCP, Hanley and Dundurn Students will meet in Dundurn

 

  • Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
  • When: Thursday, March 23rd performing at 4:45pm
  • What to Bring: Packed lunch, Snack for return ride, Instruments, Music, Uniform, Pencil, Homework for the bus
  • Uniform: Black Pants, long Skirt, PSSD East Intermediate Band Polo Shirts, Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks. (Polo shirts will be given out to those that need one)

 

Schedule:

Intermediate Winds (East)

Thursday, March 23rd Juniors/Intermediate, Performance 4:45pm

  • 7:45am Pick up in Clavet
  • 8:15am -9:30am rehearsal and performance at Dundurn School with West Band
  • 9:45am – depart to Regina
  • 12:30pm arrive at Lazer Tag – eat lunch
  • 1pm -3pm – Laser tag – Dress appropriately
  • 3pm – Move to Festival
  • 3:45pm – Warm up
  • 4:45pm – Performance
  • 5:00pm – Clinic
  • 5:45pm – Return Home
  • 8:15pm – Drop off Dundurn
  • 8:45pm – Drop off Clavet

Performance Pieces

Tell Tale Heart………………Michael Story

Of Gentle Spirit……………..William Owens

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a great February break. Here is a quick update with more to follow.

Upcoming Events to Easter:

  • March 8th – Allan Division Rehearsal      
  • March 22nd – Allan Division Rehearsal (with West Band students to rehearse for Festival)
  • March 23rd – Intermediate Band perform at Optimist Festival
  • March 24th – Senior Winds Perform at Optimist Festival
  • April 4th-7th – No Classes – Resonate Student Music Conference and Teacher PD Day. 
  • April 7th/8th – Senior Band Resonate Workshops and overnight retreat – Beaver Creek

News

  • Senior Tour details to be released very soon. The East and West Senior bands will again combine to travel to perform in and around Edmonton from May 11th-14th.
  • For any students looking for a concert to review or watch Mr. Streisel, Ms. Wist and Mr. Martin will all be involved in the Saskatoon Brass Band concert: ‘Fusion’ at Grace Westminster United Church this coming Sunday March 5th. The concert starts at 2:30pm and it is admission by donation.

Division Rehearsal Tomorrow – Weds Feb 15th

Just a reminder that the East Band Division rehearsals (for Intermediates and Senior) is tomorrow afternoon in Allan.

It is not only expected but vitally important that any Intermediate or Senior student not attending the rehearsal contacts Mr. Martin or Ms. Wist as we are responsible for your attendance.

Division rehearsals are not “optional”* and with only three more rehearsals until Optimist Festival in Regina it is vital students are at rehearsals.

Intermediate Band will be performing on Thursday March 23rd at 4:45pm

  • Performing:
  1. Of Gentle Spirit
  2. Tell Tale Heart

Senior Band will be performing on Friday March 24th at 2:45pm

  1. Flourish for Wind Band
  2. Resplendent Light

Full travel details will follow

*Clavet Beginner Band+ grade 6’s students exempt – Only students attending Allan Division rehearsals go on tours, trips or take part in Festivals/concerts.